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Missouri blocks Kansas

Missouri's Brittney Brimmage, left, and Paola Ampudia jump for a block against Kansas' Karina Garlington during Wednesday's game at Hearnes Center.

Blackmon addresses media

Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon, right, speaks to reporters while head coach Mike Gundy sits at his side during a news conference Wednesday in Stillwater, Okla. Coach Gundy says he has suspended star wide receiver Blackmon for one game after Blackmon's arrest on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

Amukamara in spotlight again

Nebraska's Prince Amukamara intercepts a pass intended for Oklahoma's Adron Tennell during the first half of a game Nov. 7, 2009 in Lincoln, Neb. The cornerback will be in the spotlight Saturday when Blaine Gabbert and the Missouri Tigers visit for a game that could decide the Big 12 North winner.

Pingeton brings intensity

Head coach Robin Pingeton brings an intensity to the Missouri women's basketball program. She has also put high expectations on the team.

Pingeton looks to rebuild program

Head coach Robin Pingeton talks to junior BreAnna Brock during a break in play on Tuesday at a Missouri women's basketball practice. Pingeton likes to run practices with little down time.

2005 Park Tax funds new shelter house

City carpenters construct a new shelter house on Friday at Lange Neighborhood Park. The 2005 Park Tax funded the structure, which is a joint venture between Columbia Public Schools and Columbia Parks and Recreation.

What a superhero wears

MU junior Matt Johnson looks at what is left of the hero costumes being sold at Gotcha on Wednesday. Many people have flocked to the store to get their superhero costumes in preparation for the attempt to break the world record of 1,580 people dressed as superheroes. The free event will be Saturday at the Hickman High School football field. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

Workers construct new Lange Neighborhood Park shelter house

Tim Roberts works on roof framing of the new shelter house on Friday at Lange Neighborhood Park. Roberts has been doing carpentry work for Columbia since 1994.

Preparing to be a superhero

Margo Haynes, 7, waits while Katy McDonald of Creative Days Art Studio fastens the gauntlet of her "Amethyst" costume inspired by the DC Comics character. Creative Days is offering costume-making workshops leading up to the Columbia Public Schools Foundation's attempt to break the world record of people dressed as superheroes to take place Saturday.

Monkeying around

Three-year-old Ella Showers reaches for a monkey bar with the help of her father, Paul Showers, at Smiley Lane Park on Thursday, as her twin brother, Caden, looks on. Construction on the park was completed earlier this year, made possible in part by money from the 2005 park sales tax extension.

University Hospital tweets

Multiple Twitter users retweeted a message Wednesday by user worrallknows about University Hospital being on lockdown.

Robert Bruchsaler of Callaway County Sheriff's Department

Sgt. Robert Bruchsaler of the Callaway County Sheriff's Department said the shooter, Joshua Maylee, is targeting specific individuals known to him. He also advised anyone who has had a negative interaction with Maylee to contact his office. To the department's knowledge, Maylee is not targeting people from a specific list.

Callaway County triple homicide press conference

Sgt. Robert Bruchsaler answers questions at a press conference Wednesday at the Callaway County Sheriff's Department regarding a triple homicide in mid-Missouri. Three people were killed, and one was wounded in the shootings.

Filling up a Crave Case

White Castle employees prepare burgers for a Crave Case, 30 burgers in cardboard box, at a new location on Clark Lane on Tuesday night, Oct. 26, 2010. About 5,000 orders have been taken since the opening on Sunday.

Firefighters respond to mobile home fire

Lt. Rich Martin, left, and firefighter Brian Wattenbarger, right, talk in front of the remnants from a fire at Regency Mobile Home Park. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Satisfying a craving

White Castle General Manager Caryn Smith (left) and employee Audric Drake prepare burgers at a new location on Clark Lane on Tuesday night. Smith says she can lay 30 buns on a grill in under a minute.

Satisfying the craving

White Castle employees prepare burgers for a Crave Case at a new location on Clark Lane on Tuesday night. About 5,000 orders have been taken since the restaurant opened on Sunday.

May I take your order?

Customers stand in line at a new White Castle location on Clark Lane on Tuesday night. Terry Benda, the regional assistant director for restaurant operations for White Castle Management Co., confirmed that there were more than 25,000 burgers sold in the first 24 hours.

Waiting for a craving

Customers idle in the drive-thru at a new White Castle location on Clark Lane on Tuesday night. Some patrons have waited more than an hour for a Crave Case, a cardboard box filled with 30 burgers.

Raising awareness

MU Muslim Student Organization member Arwa Abdelhadi wears a pink hijab and paints a henna tattoo to raise money and awareness for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund. The MSO is also holding events throughout the week for Islam Awareness Week, which it hopes will inform and clarify conceptions about Muslims. Komen funds are dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure to breast cancer.
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